Promoting a healthy diet for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

User-friendly guide

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Publication details

Number of pages: 41
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-9021-834-0, 978-92-9021-836-4 (web)



Promoting a healthy diet for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region: user-friendly guide provides dietary advice to promote health and reduce the risk of major chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. This user-friendly guide presents a set of dietary recommendations that are compatible with the different cultures and eating patterns of consumers in the Region, based on the availability of local and affordable foods.

This publication represents an essential tool in supporting national and regional strategies to improve nutrition outcomes and health in the Region. It is primarily intended for use by policy-makers, health care providers, nutritionists, nutrition educators and anyone involved in food distribution and food service. It can also be used by schools, homes, cafeterias and businesses to improve the food choices of a range of consumers.